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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Quiltathon Saturday

Judy L at Patchwork Times is hosting a Quiltathon this weekend and I couldn't pass up this event! I had a plan but you know how plans go sometimes. Among other things, I planned to finish this Warm Wishes quilt for Jonah. He is getting his tonsils out on Monday and I needed to make him a quilt--with motorcycles! I don't know how I managed it but the quilt is finished and he loves it.

While loading it on the frame, he had lots of questions.
Jonah: "What's that?"
Me: "That's called batting?"
J: "What's if for?"
Me: "It holds the hugs."
I started to meander.
J: "Why are you doing that?"
Me: "Because."

Off he goes to find other people that might answer his questions. Taylor was beading a necklace so she kept him entertained. I got the quilt quilted and I'm sewing on the binding and here he comes again.
J: "What's that?"
Me: "It's called binding."
J: "Why is it there?"
Me: "It keeps the hugs from falling out."
J: "Oh."

Off he goes.......As you can see, he likes it. He said he is going to sleep with it all the time. That makes my heart swell.

My other plans are still plans---maybe I can get a couple of them done tomorrow but tonight I need to spend time with with my kidlets.


SueR said...

Hi Judy, what a great guy-kid quilt! Your socks are beautiful too. I've only made a couple pair, want to try some more this year. Right now I'm on a mitten kick.

Barb said...

Cool motor cycle fabric and a great boy-quilt! Love your hugs "theorie" and will smile and think of you and your explanation whenever I will put on bindings form now on!

debby said...

that 'hugs' explanation is the cutest thing i've ever heard!

Pokey said...

My quilts are a hug for each one they are made for, thank you for sharing your hugs story! He likes the hugs from you, Gramma Judy!

Sharon T in Lynden said...

thanks Judy for sharing, very sweet. I think the Warm Wishes patterns is one of my faves, have made a few.
He is a cutie!

Diane said...

Very cute quilt amd batting explanation-portable hugs from gramma!

Scrappy-Quilter said...

very cute! nice job on answering the questions. I love it.